Women’s Ashes 2023
An interesting start to Ashes Test match at Trent Bridge. Australia won the toss and got to a quick start with the bat.
They opened with new pair featuring debutant Phoebe Litchfield, who looked very promising both sides of ground until adjudged lbw.
Australia finished their innings at 473 on day 2 just after lunch. England started slowly but with greater assurance. They were mindful of wide line that Aussies tempted them with, and only attack those line which were less risky!. They closed the 2nd day at 218, going at 4.11 Rpo. England came pretty close to Australia’s total when they finished their innings. Tammy Beaumont played one of the best Test match innings in recent times!. She kept her balance throughout her innings and took England close to Australia’s score. This innings of her was very similar to how Meg Lanning bats, a quick start to her innings!.
Like English bowlers, Australian bowlers too toiled hard to pick wickets. Alyssa Healy employed 8 bowlers, of which Tahila McGrath was the most impressive. She remains primary threat for England when they chase on day 5.
The 3rd day ended with Australia with marginal 10 run lead scored 82 without loss of 19 overs,
There is a huge difference in the way England is batting in the ongoing Ashes 2023
Australia on the other hand, have kept their wickets intact but now at Trent Bridge they are batting with higher run rate /boundary rate
Bowling Ends at Trent Bridge
So far bowlers are ineffective from Radcliffe End!. England batted for 53 overs and had same beneift like Australia had, i.e easy runs!.
A brief analysis of last Ashes that was drawn test at Canberra, Australia. This was played in mid Jan 2022. The match went into last hours of 4-day test.
Interestingly, first it was England who bravely went to chase 257- then Australia fought back, and on the verge of win fought hard. The test ended with both teams fighting it out to surive!.